EDL arrest over Rigby march

Two English Defence League leaders were arrested today by police after they were warned they were "liable to arrest" if they continued further towards a mosque, during what they claimed was a charity walk for Drummer Lee Rigby.

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Two arrested on 'suspicion of assault' amid Rigby march

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of assault during an English Defence League march to Woolwich, in what they claimed to be a charity walk to Woolwich Barracks where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed last month.

The men are reportedly not from the group.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said:

At approximately 11.25am today, two men were arrested outside Aldgate East station for obstructing police.

They have been taken to a south London police station. Two further men were arrested on suspicion of assault.

They have been taken to an east London police station.

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